PubMed is a research paper search engine for Medical students and abstracts on life science and biomedical topics. Pub Med is not like Sci-hub to download research papers for free without permission. A lot of articles have claimed that using Sci-hub is illegal. However, the case of PubMed is different and there is no violation for downloading full text on Pub Med.
PubMed is under the control of “National Center for Biotechnology Information” as an institute to search and download Medicine and BioMedical related topics. However, as a Medical student or a BioChemistry or other science-related subjects, you are allowed to search and download Pub Med test in full to help your academic pursuits.
The basic criteria to download articles from PubMed is to have a valid login information for NCBI from either the list of accredited universities or create a new account using a third-party.
For this purpose, a step-by-step process required to download Pub Med article will be shared in this guide and you will be fully guided on how to download full texts from the medical and biomedical publication website.
PubMed Article Citations
As at the time of writing this article, PubMed has over 28 million citations from Biomedical, life science, Anatomy, Literatures, Genetics & Medicine, Genetics & Map and Medicine, etceteras. With the total numbers of citation present at Pub Med and still growing.
Medical student and life science related courses are allowed to search and download full texts from the website to aid and help understand the basis of studying life science-related courses.
List of Medicine and Life Science-Related Course on NCBI
If you are studying any of the following course at the University, NCBI allows you to search and download full article for your upgrading and to understand better life-related courses from different expert after proper scrutiny.
- General Medicine
- Maxillofacial surgery
- Community Medicine
The list doesn’t end there. All science and biomedically related courses should have a minimum of one article or text to download from PubMed library.
Criteria to Download Articles from PubMed
Before you move ahead to NCBI to begin to download Medicine and life science related course you must meet the following criteria.
- Have a valid username and password to log in to PubMed
- Know the author name or PubMed ID of the article, and
- How to download PubMed articles
This guide will put you through on all to have the entire criteria above to fulfill your mission on NCBI.
How to Create a Pub Med Account
Following the procedures below, you will be able to create an account on NCBI to be able to download full text on Pub Med library.
1. Go to NCBI and click on create an account
2. Fill the account creation form to conform with your personal information
3. Click on the “create account” tab
You will be automatically logged into your Pub Med account. You can confirm your account later. Firstly, let ride on how to download your first article from PubMed library.
Download PubMed Articles
Here is the direction you should follow to download full articles from Pub Med library.
- Log in to your Pub Med account
- Select PubMed from the drop menu if not set to Pub Med
- Type in the search box the PubMed ID or Author’s name and hit search
- Click on the title from the search result
- Click on Pub Central Link
- Click on “PDF” to open the searched article as a PDF
- Right-click on any page and select save as
- Give the article a name
- Click Save
Another approach could be to choose a different format like ePub other than a sole PDF article.
Click on article title >> go to format >> select another output >> Click Download article.
The procedure is simple and direct. All articles in PubMed Central are free to download. The only criteria are to create a login and start to search for Pub Med article to download. After which you only need to open this article and start downloading.